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Dell Inc (NAS:DELL)
Cash Flow from Operations
$4,423 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 2013)

Cash flow from operations refers to the cash brought in through a company’'s normal business operations. It is the cash flow before any investment or financing activities. It is the cash version of net income.

For the three months ended in Jul. 2013, Dell Inc's Net Income From Continuing Operations was $204 Mil. Its DDA was $327 Mil. Its Change In Working Capital was $1,224 Mil. Its cash flow from deferred tax was $-237 Mil. Its Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations was $0 Mil. And its Cash Flow from Others was $160 Mil. In all, Dell Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $1,678 Mil.


Definition

Cash flow from operations refers to the cash brought in through a company’'s normal business operations. It is the cash flow before any investment or financing activities. It is the cash version of net income.

Dell Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as:

Dell Inc's Cash Flow from Operations for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 is

Dell Inc Cash Flow from Operations for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was 1343 (Oct. 2012 ) + 1441 (Jan. 2013 ) + -39 (Apr. 2013 ) + 1678 (Jul. 2013 ) = $4,423 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

Cash flow from operations contains six items:

1. Net Income From Continuing Operations:
Net Income From Continuing Operations indicates the net income that a firm brings in from ongoing business activities. These activities are expected to continue into the next reporting period. It excludes extraordinary items, income from the cumulative effects of accounting changes, non-recurring items, income from tax loss carry forward, and preferred dividends.

Dell Inc's net income from continuing operations for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $204 Mil.

2. Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization:
Depreciation is a present expense that accounts for the past cost of an asset that is now providing benefits.
Depletion and amortization are synonyms for depreciation.
Generally:
• The term “depreciation” is used when discussing man made tangible assets
• The term “depletion” is used when discussing natural tangible assets
• The term “amortization” is used when discussing intangible assets

Dell Inc's depreciation, depletion and amortization for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $327 Mil.

3. Change In Working Capital:
Working Capital is a measure of a company's short term liquidity or its ability to cover short term liabilities. It is defined as the difference between a company's current assets and current liabilities. Changes in Working Capital is reported in the cash flow statement since it is one of the major ways in which net income can differ from operating cash flow.

Dell Inc's change in working capital for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $1,224 Mil. It means Dell Inc's working capital increased by $1,224 Mil from Apr. 2013 to Jul. 2013 .

4. Deferred Tax:
It is the cash flow generated from deferred tax.

Dell Inc's cash flow from deferred tax for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $-237 Mil.

5. Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations:
Cash received by a company that comes from the sale of part of business.

Dell Inc's cash flow from discontinued operations for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $0 Mil.

6. Cash Flow from Others:
These are cash differences caused by the change of inventory, accounts payable, accounts receivable etc. For instance, if a company pays its suppliers slower, its cash position will build up faster. If a company receives payments from its customers slower, its account receivables will rise, and its cash position will grow more slowly (or even shrink).

Dell Inc's cash flow from others for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $160 Mil.


Related Terms

Net Income From Continuing Operations, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Change In Working Capital, Cash Flow from Discontinued Operations, Cash Flow from Others, Cash Flow from Investing


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Dell Inc Annual Data

Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 2,6453,0183,6022,5832,9472,3631,4922,6353,4922,372
CF_DDA 2633313944716077698529709361,144
ChangeInWorkingCapital 1,1452,160360529-168-2,086771-327468-447
CF_DeferredTax 0000086-52-4519-428
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others -383312395386563762843736612642
Cash Flow from Operations 3,6705,8214,7513,9693,9491,8943,9063,9695,5273,283

Dell Inc Quarterly Data

Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13
NetIncomeFromContinuingOperations 9458812,728764635732475530130204
CF_DDA 216230241249248281294321323327
ChangeInWorkingCapital -7741,099-414557-1,211-478475767-6261,224
CF_DeferredTax -637-3511047-95-59-321-28-237
Cash Flow from Disc. Op. 0000000000
Cash Flow from Others 141157-1,669157143197158144162160
Cash Flow from Operations 4652,3748511,837-1386371,3431,441-391,678
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